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Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña Announces New Season




The Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña is thrilled to unveil its spectacular lineup for the highly anticipated 2023 season, promising an exceptional series of performances that will captivate opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike.


The season opens with a grand production of Verdi's timeless masterpiece, "Aida," under the masterful baton of Jose Miguel Perez Sierra. This majestic opera, filled with passion and grandeur, will feature a stellar cast including Marigona Qerkezi, Nino Surguladze, Jorge Puerta, Carlos Almaguer, Giacomo Prestia, and Simon Orfila. Prepare to be transported to ancient Egypt as the tragic tale of love and betrayal unfolds on stage. Performance Dates: Sept. 14 & 16, 2023


Continuing the season with equal splendor, the enchanting "Romeo et Juliette" by Gounod will grace the theater. This timeless story of star-crossed lovers will be brought to life by a cast of exceptional talents, including Mario Bahg, Sofia Esparza, Borja Quizo, and Luis Lopez. Guiding the orchestra with finesse and passion, Alain Guingal will ensure a mesmerizing and heartfelt performance that will resonate with audiences. Performance Dates: Sept. 27 & 29, 2023


In a tribute to the classics, the Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña presents Monteverdi's "Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria." This Baroque gem will showcase the exceptional vocal artistry of Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Fleur Barron, Emoke Barath, Mayan Goldenfeld, David Hansen, Zachary Wilder, Philippe Talbot, and Christian Immler. Immerse yourself in the captivating story of Ulysses' long-awaited return to his homeland, woven together with stunning musical compositions. Performance Date: Nov. 27, 2023


Adding a touch of contemporary flair, the season will also feature the compelling presentation of "Oca" by Juan Duran and Gloria Rico. This innovative production promises to push the boundaries of opera, inviting audiences to embark on a unique artistic journey filled with creativity and imagination. Performance Date: Dec. 13, 2023


As the season draws to a close, prepare to be enthralled by a mesmerizing gala performance featuring the extraordinary Aida Garifullina. With her enchanting voice and magnetic stage presence, Garifullina will grace the stage with a captivating repertoire that will leave a lasting impression on all fortunate enough to witness her artistry. Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2023


The Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña is committed to providing exceptional cultural experiences for its audience, and the 2023 season stands as a testament to their dedication. Immerse yourself in the world of opera, where timeless stories are brought to life through the power of music and the artistry of incredible performers. Mark your calendars for these extraordinary performances, and prepare to embark on a journey that will ignite your senses and touch your soul.

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